Volunteer Information

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Welcome, Volunteers! Our success in providing emergency food assistance in the Gallatin Valley for 32 years is due fully to the contributions from our very dedicated volunteers. More than 100 volunteers perform all weekly duties required for the Food Bank to operate. Throughout the past fiscal year (2013/14), volunteers have contributed more than 16,035 hours of their time! Some of them have been donating their time and energy for over 10 years. Our volunteers range in age from nine years old to 85 years young! Volunteers build shelves for us, tend to our humble landscaping, and create lasting relationships while serving our community. We cannot thank them enough; they are our spirit and our vigor!


Steps to Volunteer:

1.  Check out our Volunteer Opportunities.

Learn more about all the fantastic ways you can serve the Gallatin Valley Food Bank – and our community – from stocking the shelves of our store, harvesting produce in our gardens, collecting food during special events, helping with office work, delivering senior groceries, and more.

2.  Find which volunteer category best fits your needs.

– Want to volunteer as an individual on a regular basis?

Please complete the Volunteer Registration Form (PDF) listing days and times that you are available, as well as a description of your skill sets, experience, and what you would like to do as a volunteer.  We typically limit each volunteer to one 3-hour shift per week.

– Interested in volunteering as a group?

There are many ways to assist the Food Bank in meeting its mission. Please fill out the Group Volunteer Form (PDF) if you are interested in bring your group by for a tour or service project and email it to

– Need to complete community service?

Do you have court-mandated or other type of community service that requires verification? We run volunteer shifts that are 2-3 hours in length Monday-Friday on a set schedule. Prior sign up required. Please visit our Community Service page for more details and the service application.

3. Host a Food Drive.

From hosting garage sales to coordinating food drives, there are many opportunities to help the Food Bank and your neighbors in need outside of volunteering direct service at the Food Bank. If you choose to conduct a food drive or fundraiser for the Food Bank, please let us know by registering your food drive with us.  Please review our Food and Fund Drive Manual.

4. Have more questions? Contact us!



Hey Volunteers!  Join us on Social Media!
Help us spread the word about our mission, volunteer opportunities, and other projects by following us on Facebook and Pinterest – and sharing anything that resonates with you about helping those who are hungry in our community. Invite your friends and family to support GVFB online, as well as volunteering with you!